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INTERSOS – Localisation and Humanitarian Access Intern – Italia

INTERSOS sta selezionando un/a Localisation and Humanitarian Access Intern da inserire nella sua operatività in Italia. Durata 6 mesi. Tipo contratto: Stage/Tirocinio Scadenza candidature 08/03/2024

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Localisation and Humanitarian Access Intern

Code: SR-00-9291

Duty station: HQ, Rome 

Starting date: 17/03/2024

Contract duration: 6 months

Reporting to:  Localisation Advisor

Supervision of: n/a

Functional supervisor: n/a

General context of the project

INTERSOS vision on localisation is a continuation of decades of work alongside the affected populations and is deeply entrenched with the concept of accountability to affected populations and their participation. As stated as first objective of its 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, INTERSOS aims to enhance its reach to the communities: both through a structured system of community engagement, but also strengthening and building new equitable partnerships with local NGOs, CBOs, grassroots organisations, and volunteer networks in further operational contexts, to collectively empower our emergency responses based on the principle of complementarity. The intern will assist the Localisation Advisor to ensure a Localisation approach in different regions and missions, while developing the needed tools and policies to facilitate the process.

Similarly, the intern will also support the Senior Humanitarian Advisor (SHA) for the development of the internal material and tools to enhance INTERSOS capacity to gain and sustain humanitarian access. The intern will also contribute to the establishment of INTERSOS Humanitarian Access Community of Practice and to the organisation of the internal trainings.

General purpose of the position

At the end of the internship the candidate will be able to acquire a good understanding of the internal functioning of a humanitarian organization as well as of the Partnership and Localisation principles and procedures. The intern will develop new analytical skills related to the activities and sectors carried out by INTERSOS globally.

Main responsibilities and tasks

The selected person will support the Localisation Focal Point in the following tasks:

  • Support for the preparation, translation and revision of tools related to Partnership and Capacity Strengthening
  • Support in the follow-up of Local partnerships globally
  • Support in the follow-up of Localisation Strategic Initiative implementation and design
  • Support in the analysis of documentation related to Local Partners governance and localisation best practices
  • Support in the development of new documents, toolboxes and reports related to Localisation and Humanitarian Access
  • Assist the SHA and Localisation Advisor for the organization of meetings/trainings/workshops and minutes writing

Required profile and experience


  • Degree in Political Science/International Cooperation, Social studies or International Law

Professional Experience

  • A previous stage or voluntarism experience in a multi-cultural environment will be positively evaluated
  • Experience in desk review and research work related to humanitarian topics is an asset

Professional Requirements

  • Good analysis skills and capacity to design complex texts
  • flexibility, fast learner
  • Understanding and interest in the Localisation commitment and related principles is a strong advantage


  • Excellent writing skills in English and French required, Italian is a plus

Personal Requirements

  • Strong motivation for humanitarian cause and sharing of INTERSOS mission and vision


Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below: 

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password and citizenship), sign-up and apply by attaching your CV in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS. 

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least three references: two line managers and one HR referent. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.


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